The most difficult concept for Americans or Israelis to grasp is the presence of a new Iranian leader, Hassan Rouhani, who is making a serious attempt to demonstrate opposition to the Israel government without displaying hatred toward Jews. Yesterday, he tweeted, “As the sun is about to set here in Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jew, a blessed Rosh Hashannah.” I await comments by the Israel government, and supporters of the Israel Lobby in the United States who, undoubtedly, will discover some hidden message in the message from Rouhani which proves that he hates Jews and wants to destroy Israel.
Yes, Iran is NOT a democracy. Yes, there are thousands in prison for daring to speak openly about their ideas. BUT, President Rouhani IS attempting to open new opportunities for dialogue and these must be pursued. It is time to Jaw Jaw and avoid War War.